Green for Nature: Pride Celebration
This past June was packed with celebrations of pride. Mass Audubon was able to take part in this celebration through tabling at New Bedford’s AHA pride night and Plymouth Pride, as well as host a Pride Hike at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary (in partnership with Plymouth Pride), and a Pride get-together at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary.
The tabling at these community events, the colorful walk through the trails of Tidmarsh, and the gathering at Oak Knoll were all tied together by the theme of “Green for Nature”, a theme inspired by the pride flag, whose colors each hold a different meaning; red standing for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunshine, green for nature, turquoise for art, blue for harmony, and violet for the soul.
Strung up at most of these events, was a rope with a collection of ribbons tied to it, the ribbons were all of the colors in the pride flag, and on each a message was scrawled, related to the meaning behind these colors. These messages were written by any and all who attended these events and wanted to contribute to the collaborative art piece. This rainbow, dancing strand waved to passersby, welcoming them and offering bits of kindness, hope, and joy.
At all of these events, love came to the forefront, in the form of bubble blowing, marshmallow roasting, laughter, and connection (to self, others, and the natural world). Thank you to all who were able to join us in celebrating our beautiful differences!